UWaterloo professor, students attacked during class in hate-motivated incident


Earlier this week, a professor and two students from a Philosophy class focused on gender issues were stabbed at the University of Waterloo. All three people were taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries and the suspect was arrested on campus. The Waterloo Regional Police states that the accused has been charged with multiple offenses and that investigators believe it was a hate-motivated incident. The Globe and Mail reports that several faculty members reported not receiving any notifications about the danger despite a test of the university’s emergency notification system being held that day; the university stated that it will promptly review its emergency notification systems. “In the coming days many of you will have questions about why this happened and about the University’s response,” wrote UWaterloo VPA and Provost James W E Rush. “My commitment to you is that senior leaders will be as transparent as possible with the information we have.”

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